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Oral History in the Shadow of the International Criminal Court with Kjell Anderson

November 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

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In this webinar, Kjell Anderson will reflect on the dilemmas he has encountered in his current research project on Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier with the Lord’s Resistance Army who was recently convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Ongwen’s trial brought out diverse and nuanced perspectives on perpetrators and victims of mass atrocities, while reconstituting those narratives for the purposes of criminal accountability. It also showed many faces of human rights, as a hegemonic discourse valorizing victims and condemning villains, as a process of justice of justice-making, and as a lens to understand the complex web of suffering that characterizes the conflict in northern Uganda.